One would think that moments before the biggest games of his life, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers would have been too nervous, too preoccupied, too something to pay attention enough to notice the errors committed during Christina Aguilera’s performance of the National Anthem prior to kickoff of Super Bowl XLV. But he did. And that just shows how it’s difficult to sneak anything by Rodgers, whether it be a blindside zone blitz on the gridiron or a wretched performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” worthy of the show Don’t Forget the Lyrics featuring that Sugar Ray dude.
Rodgers was making an appearance on 540 ESPN Milwaukee with the D-List when he relayed the tale – in quite a bit of detail – of how he and a couple of other players couldn’t believe what they were hearing as they anxiously counted the moments before the Super Bowl.
During the pregame of Super Bowl XLV did you notice that Christina Aguilera messed up the U.S. National Anthem?
“No doubt about it. No doubt about it. First of all the chick from ‘Glee’ killed the first song. She should have sang the anthem too. I knew because it was the Super Bowl…I don’t like standing in the front row because I don’t like being or having that camera right in front of my face. I know I’m on the bazillion foot jumbotron, so I’m going to stand behind some people who maybe aren’t the most TV recognizable names and see if I can blend in. So I kind of went and hid in the back. I don’t know who I was standing next to, but she [Christina Aguilera] starts singing it and in most of the stadiums they have the words up on the board, kind of up-and-above the singer, so she can tell that she screwed up or he. She screwed up and I knew it and something was off. I’m looking around going does anyone else realize this? I don’t think they had because I don’t think the people were listening, but I knew something was off, so I kind of tapped…I think it was Diyral Briggs next to me and said ‘Hey did you hear that?’ He was like what? I’m like ‘She just totally screwed it up’, so I look up at the board and see where she is at and I realized she just totally messed that up. I wonder…people have got to know she just screwed that up? I feel kind of bad for her, but at the same time come on now?
So, wait. Rodgers is a Gleetard? Is that what he’s saying? Okay, that’s not what he’s saying at all when he mentions what’s-her-face killed her performance, but I’m running with it. Lucky for Rodgers that he was photographed fraternizing in Hawaii with a tramp-stamped hottie-hottie-boombalottie after the Super Bowl. That at the very least balances out an admission he liked anything even remotely related to Glee.